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Build A Vacuum Form Machine

15 Aug

Very interesting article on doing your own thermalforming… lots of pictures….

Exerpt

This is the Thurston James’ vacuum forming machine from his book The Prop Builder’s Molding and Casting Handbook, page 175. This is a great book and I have most of Thurston James’ books. Get them at Amazon.com today, if you don’t have it already. His design is discussed in detail, but not to the extent that I could just sit down with the book and build his table. Its not a building guide. There is enough concept and general information to get started, however, and with a little time and effort, reverse-engineering and researching, this project has finally taken off. There are no plans, or building diagrams in his book, except for a wiring diagram for the oven. The rest of this project has to be “re-imagined”.

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1 Comment

Posted by on August 15, 2007 in Fabrication, General Knowledge, Recreation

 

One response to “Build A Vacuum Form Machine

  1. Dave

    November 21, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    Does anybody know of info or websites realating to DIY thermo-foiling of MDF furniture components?
    Thanks.
    Dave

     

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